The information below is for courses starting in the 2018/19 or 2019/20 academic years.

Tuition fees for UK students

The tuition fees for CPD courses vary by subject area.

Health CPD

Health CPD courses (2018/19)

CourseContinuing students*New students*
10-credit module £255 £350
20-credit module £510 £700
Non-medical Prescribing £1,600 £1,600
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £800 £800
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £400 £400

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module. 

Health CPD courses (2019/20)

CourseAll students
10-credit module £350
20-credit module £700
Non-medical Prescribing £1,600
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £800
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £400

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module.

The cost of modules studied in 2020/21 or beyond may be subject to increases. Tuition fees for 2020/21 entry will be confirmed in 2019.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. 

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment - without an invoice

Make a payment - with an invoice

Other CPD courses

The tuition fees for part-time courses are based on the full-time fee as set out in the undergraduate and postgraduate sections. It may be calculated either pro-rata or by module, depending on the type of course. To confirm whether your course is modular or pro-rata, please contact uocadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

Modular billing

Most part-time students are invoiced by module in each semester. If your programme allows the extension of study beyond the standard period of enrolment, modular billing enables you to study at a rate you can afford, and over a period of time which suits you. 

The tuition fee payable for each module is based on the full-time fee for the relevant year of studyThese fees represent the cost of studying for 120 credits in a year. For 2018/19 and 2019/20, this means that each 10 credit module will cost £771.  

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. 

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment - without an invoice

Make a payment - with an invoice

Student loans

Tuition fee loans are available for students studying for their first higher education qualification which is at least 25% of the intensity of the equivalent full-time course.

Read more

These loans are not means-tested and you can be apply for up to the maximum amount of your fees, which is £6,935 in 2018/19. Tuition fee loans are paid directly to the university so you don’t have to worry about arranging payment.

Eligible courses include: 

  • a Bachelor's Degree, e.g. BA, BSc or LLB;
  • a Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc);
  • a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE);
  • a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE);
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

Part time students who are studying at an intensity of at least 25% in the academic year may be eligible to apply for a maintenance loan.  How much you get depends on your household income, course intensity and where you will be living while studying. As a part time student, you also have the opportunity to pursue part-time employment along with your studies to balance the costs.

For more information about funding for part-time study, you can visit the GOV.uk website.

We recommend applying as soon as the application process opens in January/February. You do not need to have an offer of a place before you apply-just choose which university and course would be your first choice on your application. You can change this information very easily online later.

For more guidance on applying for a student loan, visit the Student Room's student finance guide.

Tuition fees for EU students

The tuition fees for CPD courses vary by subject area.

Health CPD

Health CPD courses (2018/19)

CourseContinuing students*New students*
10-credit module £255 £350
20-credit module £510 £700
Non-medical Prescribing £1,600 £1,600
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £800 £800
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £400 £400

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module. 

Health CPD courses (2019/20)

CourseAll students
10-credit module £350
20-credit module £700
Non-medical Prescribing £1,600
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £800
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £400

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module.

The cost of modules studied in 2020/21 or beyond may be subject to increases. Tuition fees for 2020/21 entry will be confirmed in 2019.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment - without an invoice

Make a payment - with an invoice

Other CPD courses

The tuition fees for part-time courses are based on the full-time fee as set out in the undergraduate and postgraduate sections. It may be calculated either pro-rata or by module, depending on the type of course. To confirm whether your course is modular or pro-rata, please contact uocadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

Modular billing

Most part-time students are invoiced by module in each semester. If your programme allows the extension of study beyond the standard period of enrolment, modular billing enables you to study at a rate you can afford, and over a period of time which suits you. 

The tuition fee payable for each module is based on the full-time fee for the relevant year of studyThese fees represent the cost of studying for 120 credits in a year. For 2018/19, this means that each 10 credit module will cost £771. The tuition fee payable for modules will increase by inflation each year.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment - without an invoice

Make a payment - with an invoice

Student loans

Tuition fee loans are available for students studying for their first higher education qualification which is at least 25% of the intensity of the equivalent full-time course.

Read more

These loans are not means-tested and you can be apply for up to the maximum amount of your fees, which is £6,935 in 2018/19. Tuition fee loans are paid directly to the university so you don’t have to worry about arranging payment.

Eligible courses include: 

  • a Bachelor's Degree, e.g. BA, BSc or LLB;
  • a Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc);
  • a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE);
  • a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE);
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

Part time students who are studying at an intensity of at least 25% in the academic year may be eligible to apply for a maintenance loan.  How much you get depends on your household income, course intensity and where you will be living while studying. As a part time student, you also have the opportunity to pursue part-time employment along with your studies to balance the costs.

For more information about funding for part-time study, you can visit the GOV.uk website.

We recommend applying as soon as the application process opens in January/February. You do not need to have an offer of a place before you apply-just choose which university and course would be your first choice on your application. You can change this information very easily online later.

For more guidance on applying for a student loan, visit the Student Room's student finance guide.

Tuition fees for international students

The tuition fees for CPD courses vary by the subject area, academic level and number of credits.

Health CPD

Health CPD courses (2018/19)

CourseContinuing students*New students*
10-credit module £255 £350
20-credit module £510 £700
Non-medical Prescribing £1,600 £1,600
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £800 £800
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £400 £400

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module. 

Health CPD courses (2019/20)

CourseAll students
10-credit module £350
20-credit module £700
Non-medical Prescribing £1,600
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £800
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £400

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module.

The cost of modules studied in 2020/21 or beyond may be subject to increases. Tuition fees for 2020/21 entry will be confirmed in 2019.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to student's university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Other CPD courses

The tuition fees for part-time courses are based on the full-time fee as set out in the undergraduate and postgraduate sections. It may be calculated either pro-rata or by module, depending on the type of course. To confirm whether your course is modular or pro-rata, please contact uocadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

Modular billing

Most part-time students are invoiced by module in each semester. If your programme allows the extension of study beyond the standard period of enrolment, modular billing enables you to study at a rate you can afford, and over a period of time which suits you. 

The tuition fee payable for each module is based on the full-time fee for the relevant year of studyThese fees represent the cost of studying for 120 credits in a year. For 2018/19, this means that each 10 credit module will cost £875.  The tuition fee payable for modules will increase by inflation each year.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Student Financial Regulations

The Student Financial Regulations describes your contractual obligations to the university regarding finance. It includes our policies about:

  • Tuition fees and payments
  • Cancellations, withdrawal from programmes and interruption of studies
  • Debt management procedures
  • Other fees, fines and charges
  • Bursaries and scholarships

Please download and read the regulations before starting your course.

Download the Student Financial Regulations for 2019-20 starters (PDF)

Download the Student Financial Regulations for 2018-19 starters (PDF)

Contact us

We're here to help. If you have any concerns about student finance, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

For queries about student finance and the payment of fees, please contact our Accounts Receivable team at accountsreceivableteam@cumbria.ac.uk

For queries about student loans, scholarships, bursaries or support funds, please contact our Money Advice team at moneyadvice@cumbria.ac.uk

Frequently asked questions